Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy Monday.....Chopped Steak with Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms!

Happy Monday everyone!  It was a very busy weekend for us, but very much enjoyable!  We ran around almost all day on Saturday, going here and there, even Saturday night was busy!  Sunday we enjoyed a wonderful church service, and then we were invited to our friends house for Sunday dinner.  What a treat, a good time was had by all!

Tonight I am cooking Chopped Steak with Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms!  You all know that Chopped Steak is just big hamburger, right?  I don't know if you make your Chopped Steak any differently than a hamburger, but I usually make it the same way, but then I saute some onions and mushrooms to go on top, and usually make a GRAVY!  My son loves GRAVY!

Here's the recipe....Enjoy!

Chopped Steak with Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms

2 lbs 85% Ground Beef - makes about 4 burgers

In a greased frying pan, or if your lucky, cast-iron skillet, heat on high. Form the Chopped Steaks into oval shaped patties, make an indent in the middle so the "steaks" don't puff. Put them in the hot GREASED pan, salt the "steaks" on the top side, and fry for about 3 minutes, you want a beautiful brown color on the bottom before you flip. Flip the "steaks" and salt again. Wait for another 3 mins, and remove the "steaks" onto a plate. Drain all the fat, and lower the heat to med-low, put the "steaks" back into the pan, cook COVERED for another 7 minutes if you want a WELL-DONE burger like I do, or another 4 minutes if you want MED-WELL, or if you want it "MOOING"....about 2 more mins.

Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms
2 large onions, chopped
2 cups FRESH and wiped clean with a damp paper towel.... Mushrooms chopped
1 TBS butter
1 TBS oil (I use Canola)
salt & pepper
In a frying pan, heat on med-high, add the butter and oil, then add the chopped onions, salt, pepper, and saute for about 2 minutes. Add the Mushrooms, stir. Lower the heat to med-low and cook the onions & mushrooms SLOWLY, stirring occasionally. You want this to cook slowly, they will cook down and turn a light brown caramel color, about 20 mins or so. Serve immediately.....YUMMO!


1 TBS Flour
2 Cups Beef Bouillon or Beef Stock
salt and pepper to taste
extra water if needed

If you want now you can make a gravy for the Chopped Steak, take the chopped steaks out of the frying pan, heat it up again to Medium, there will be bits of goodness in the bottom and some grease leftover in the frying pan, that's good, you want that, add 1 TBS flour, and whisk it into the bits and grease for 1 minute, then add  2 cups of beef stock or bouillon, I use bouillon, quickly whisk them together, will get thickened.  Taste it, what does it need...salt, pepper?  Is it too salty, add 1/4 cup water, if it's too thick add a little more water.  Taste it again, it's all part of cooking really delicious food, you need to taste as you go.  Bring to a boil, keep whisking, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Serve with buttered egg noodles, or mashed potatoes....YUMMO!

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